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Select the adventure style or destination that you'd like to experience and then put a cross next to the dates that work for you. The Finder will (almost) instantly show you what matches on the schedule, and from there you're just steps away from booking your next adventure!

AR20-01 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR20-01 Traditional Taster Weekend
The first trip of the year; a spring weekend spent exploring the bustling harbours and quiet anchorages of our home waters.
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Join:
17 April 2020, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
19 April 2020, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Full

AR20-02 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR20-02 Traditional Taster Weekend
Enjoy a weekend sampling the best that the Solent has to offer from our base on the Beautiful Beaulieu River
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Join:
24 April 2020, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
26 April 2020, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-03 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR20-03 Traditional Taster Weekend
Get away from it all with a spring weekend on the Amelie Rose - exploring the bustling waters and havens of the Solent.
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Join:
01 May 2020, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
03 May 2020, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Full

AR20-04 Bank Holiday Trad Taster

AR20-04 Bank Holiday Trad Taster
Enjoy the VE Day celebrations with a 3-day weekend cruise from our base on the lovely Beaulieu River.
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Join:
07 May 2020, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
10 May 2020, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
3 days
Price:
£395 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-05 Solent to Falmouth Milebuilder Cruise

AR20-05 Solent to Falmouth Milebuilder Cruise
A coastal voyage from the Solent along the beautiful Jurassic Coastline to Falmouth Harbour in the heart of Cornwall
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Join:
12 May 2020, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
17 May 2020, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
5 days
Price:
£495 per person
Special Offer:
Now only £445!
Status:
Available

AR20-06 St Mawes Pilot Cutter Review

AR20-06 St Mawes Pilot Cutter Review
Our favourite annual event - the pilot cutter tribe assemble in Cornwall for a long weekend of racing and shore-side fun.
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Join:
20 May 2020, 1600hrs, St Mawes
Leave:
25 May 2020, 1100hrs, St Mawes
Duration:
5 days
Price:
£695 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-07 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise

AR20-07 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise
Sail West from Falmouth to the Isles of Scilly - clear blue waters & white sandy beaches abound in this sun-kissed haven.
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Join:
30 May 2020, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
07 June 2020, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Special Offer:
Now only £895!
Status:
Available

AR20-08 Cornwall-Guernsey Milebuilder

AR20-08 Cornwall-Guernsey Milebuilder
Head beyond sight of land as we cross the Channel from Falmouth in Cornwall to St Peter Port in the Channel Islands.
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Join:
11 June 2020, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
15 June 2020, 0800hrs, St Peter Port
Duration:
3 days
Price:
£245 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-10 Guernsey to Falmouth Milebuilder

AR20-10 Guernsey to Falmouth Milebuilder
Head beyond sight of land as we cross the Channel from St Peter Port in the Channel Islands to Falmouth in Cornwall.
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Join:
26 June 2020, 2000hrs, St Peter Port
Leave:
30 June 2020, 0900hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
3 days
Price:
£245 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-11 Brest & Douarnenez Festivals

AR20-11 Brest & Douarnenez Festivals
Brest Maritime Festival happens once every four years and is a real "bucket list" trip. 2000+ classic & traditional boats in an amazing feast for
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Join:
05 July 2020, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
23 July 2020, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
18 days
Price:
£2,250 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-12 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise

AR20-12 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise
Sail West from Falmouth to the Isles of Scilly - clear blue waters & white sandy beaches abound in this sun-kissed haven.
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Join:
01 August 2020, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
09 August 2020, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Status:
Nearly Full

AR20-13 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise

AR20-13 Isles of Scilly Summer Cruise
Sail West from Falmouth to the Isles of Scilly - clear blue waters & white sandy beaches abound in this sun-kissed haven.
Find out more >
Join:
15 August 2020, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
23 August 2020, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
8 days
Price:
£995 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-14 Jurassic Coastline Milebuilder/Cruise

AR20-14 Jurassic Coastline Milebuilder/Cruise
A coastal voyage from the heart of Cornwall along the beautiful Jurassic Coastline to the Beaulieu River in the Solent
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Join:
29 August 2020, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
05 September 2020, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
7 days
Price:
£595 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-15 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR20-15 Traditional Taster Weekend
Get away from it all with an autumnal weekend on the Amelie Rose - exploring the bustling waters and havens of the Solent.
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Join:
11 September 2020, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
13 September 2020, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-17 Traditional Taster Weekend

AR20-17 Traditional Taster Weekend
Get away from it all on our last trip of the season - a weekend exploring the bustling waters and havens of the Solent.
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Join:
25 September 2020, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
27 September 2020, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
2 days
Price:
£295 per person
Status:
Available

Sail

There are many ways to enjoy an adventure aboard the Amelie Rose; join us for a Traditional Taster Weekend, set sail on a longer Adventure Cruise, be part of the action at a Festival or Special Event or polish your sailing skills on an RYA Course or Milebuilder Voyage

Learn

From belaying pins to topmasts, bowsprits to gun-tackles; traditional boats are awash with terms unfamiliar to the modern sailor.

Learn gaff rig sailing skills on any of our adventures, or join us for an RYA Course (in association with our RYA Training Centre Partner BOSS) to experience the world’s best known sailing syllabus on the prettiest school boat in the Solent

Enjoy

No sailing experience is required and you can come on your own or share the adventure with friends, We have trips ranging in length from two days to a fortnight and you can even book the whole boat for a very special custom celebration.

Topsail Adventures - Home of Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose

We provide hands on adventure holidays and sail training aboard the Amelie Rose, (star of ITV’s Hungry Sailors).

Since 2009 we’ve been sailing around the English Channel from the Solent to the Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands and Brittany introducing guest crews and RYA trainees to our wonderful world…

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Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose

Launched in 2009, Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose is a replica 19th Century Isles of Scilly Pilot Cutter.

Commissioned by us in 2006 she is custom designed for charter work and was built in Cornwall by Luke Powell of Working Sail.

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Featured Adventures

AR20-04 Bank Holiday Trad Taster

AR20-04 Bank Holiday Trad Taster
Enjoy the VE Day celebrations with a 3-day weekend cruise from our base on the lovely Beaulieu River.
Find out more >
Join:
07 May 2020, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
10 May 2020, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
3 days
Price:
£395 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-11 Brest & Douarnenez Festivals

AR20-11 Brest & Douarnenez Festivals
Brest Maritime Festival happens once every four years and is a real "bucket list" trip. 2000+ classic & traditional boats in an amazing feast for
Find out more >
Join:
05 July 2020, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
23 July 2020, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
18 days
Price:
£2,250 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-14 Jurassic Coastline Milebuilder/Cruise

AR20-14 Jurassic Coastline Milebuilder/Cruise
A coastal voyage from the heart of Cornwall along the beautiful Jurassic Coastline to the Beaulieu River in the Solent
Find out more >
Join:
29 August 2020, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
05 September 2020, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
7 days
Price:
£595 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-04 Bank Holiday Trad Taster

AR20-04 Bank Holiday Trad Taster
Enjoy the VE Day celebrations with a 3-day weekend cruise from our base on the lovely Beaulieu River.
Find out more >
Join:
07 May 2020, 1900hrs, Beaulieu
Leave:
10 May 2020, 1700hrs, Beaulieu
Duration:
3 days
Price:
£395 per person
Status:
Available

AR20-11 Brest & Douarnenez Festivals

AR20-11 Brest & Douarnenez Festivals
Brest Maritime Festival happens once every four years and is a real "bucket list" trip. 2000+ classic & traditional boats in an amazing feast for
Find out more >
Join:
05 July 2020, 1900hrs, Falmouth
Leave:
23 July 2020, 1100hrs, Falmouth
Duration:
18 days
Price:
£2,250 per person
Status:
Available

Special Offers

Discounted Adventures

Discounted Adventures
All of our currently discounted adventures on one handy page - a one stop shop for thrifty traditional sailing adventurers! Read More

Referral Bonus Scheme

Referral Bonus Scheme
Refer your friends to Topsail Adventures and get money off your next trip - they have a great time and so does your wallet! Read More

Standby Specials Club

Standby Specials Club
Want to come sailing on the Amelie Rose but don't quite have enough pennies saved? Join our Standby Specials Club! Read More

Discounted Adventures

Discounted Adventures
All of our currently discounted adventures on one handy page - a one stop shop for thrifty traditional sailing adventurers! Read More

Referral Bonus Scheme

Referral Bonus Scheme
Refer your friends to Topsail Adventures and get money off your next trip - they have a great time and so does your wallet! Read More

Recent Articles from the "Topsail Tattler"

All our latest news and stories; from the skipper’s rants to new trips and special offers. Everything that’s happening in the world of Pilot Cutter Amelie Rose
14th February 2020

In the last article we looked at ways to get our boats heading backwards without offering too much entertainment to the harbour-side gawkers. However, the vast majority of us are going to feel far happier when we’ve got our little ships heading the “right” way once more. This time, as our series on close quarters boat handling under engine continues, the Skipper tackles turning around.

5th February 2020

Lunches under-way are always a bit of a conundrum; ideally they need to be hot on a cold day, cold on a hot day, tasty on any day but also hand-held and not too tricky to put together in a galley that persists in moving around. Our Houmous, Halloumi and Chilli Wraps are just the ticket - and can be prepared in advance if you want them cold or slapped together with halloumi hot from the pan if the crew look in need of a handwarmer or two...

29th January 2020

Ex-guest and (still) friend of Amelie Rose, John Huber, recounts his experience of joining us for our now infamous (in the Skipper's mind anyway) voyage to the Brest Maritime festival in 2012. The preceeding three days of strong winds and big seas made our blue skies and gentle beam reach down the Chanel du Four all the sweeter it appears, and the run to Douarnenez was the cherry on the cake...

29th January 2020

In the last Skills School we discussed ways to extract ourselves from our alongside berth without undue drama. But still we’ve got to work our way out to the fairway buoy before we can stow our fenders with confidence. Continuing our series on handling long-keel boats under engine, let us begin to look at some techniques that will see us out to sea with the minimum of fuss, beginning with that nemesis of all long-keel boat skippers; reversing.

24th January 2020

Sustainability has been at the heart of Topsail Adventures since we started the company back in 2006 but as the years have gone by and the climate crisis has deepened, we’ve learned more about what actions we can take in order to further protect our fragile planet. As Natural England and the Environment Agency warn that 2020 is the “last chance” to bring the world together to tackle climate change we have decided to review and re-publish our sustainability policy and seek out suggestions as to how we can do more.

24th January 2020

Reading Rebecca Sykes’ article about sailing aboard the Amelie Rose as a woman got the skipper to thinking about inclusivity in general and how important it is to us at Topsail Adventures. It’s our view that we should ensure that the experience of sailing aboard the Amelie Rose is available to everyone and anyone, regardless of their race, age, sexuality, religion, disabilities, or gender identity and expression. With this in mind we have for the first time created and published a specific policy and made some changes to our booking documentation.

24th January 2020

Ex-guest and all round good egg Nick Beetham wrote this lovely article for us recapping his time aboard the Amelie Rose on our adventure to the Brest and Douarnenez festivals back in 2016. He really captures all the elements that make this adventure such a bucket-list event and we hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed being there in the first place.

23rd January 2020

Bookings have been coming in thick and fast this year - so much so that we're already selling out our early season Traditional Tasters. We'd hate for folks to miss out though and so with a bit of schedule jiggling we've managed to find space in our diaries to put on another Traditional Taster Weekend

9th January 2020

If there’s one area that seems to give folks more trouble than any other when skippering traditional long keel boats then it’s manoeuvring them in tight spaces. In the first of a series on close-quarters boat handling and mooring techniques, The Skipper looks at the first part of any voyage – the getaway…

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Phone: +44 (0)800 773 4264

Email: ahoy@topsail-adventures.co.uk

Post: Amelie Rose, Harbour Office, Bucklers Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu, Hampshire, UK. SO42 7XB.

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